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May Newsletter 2012

May Newsletter 2012

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May 2012CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOLNEWSLETTER
Principal:
 
Vice Principals:
 Clinton H. Giles
Our job is to improve, not just maintain.”
R Tommy CanterburyWendy D BaileySusan M YoungAngela S Cruikshank 
 
STUDENT SIGN-OUT, SIGN-IN, RETURN TO CLASS
(From pages #12 and #13 of the 2011
– 
2012 Capital High School Student Handbook)
The following procedures cover signing out, signing in after an absence or whentardy, and returning to class after an absence:
Signing-Out
1.
 
The student should have his/her agenda book.
2.
 
The student must bring a note signed by the parent or guardian to theAttendance Office one day in advance of the sign-out date.
3.
 
The parent or guardian must call the Attendance Office one day inadvance of the sign-out date.
4.
 
All medical or legal appointments must be verified in writing on anappointment card or official stationery, by a physician, dentist, lawenforcement official, legal agent, or a representative of the office/firmvisited.
 NOTE ADDED: Absent compliance with items #2 and #3 above a parent/guardian must be present in order for a student to be signed out of  school.
NOTE: There should never be an occasion wherein a student leaves thecampus before the scheduled end of his/her school day without signing outthrough the Attendance Office. Students who do so will be considered ashaving skipped and will be dealt with accordingly. They will be creditedwith an unexcused absence for the day as well.
 
Signing In Following an Absence or Tardy
The student arriving late to school and/or returning to school
after three (3) or
more consecutive day’s absence:
1.
 
Must appear at the Attendance Office window and have his/her admit processedbefore being allowed to return to class.2.
 
Shall not be permitted to sign in tardy or late for school, for reasons other thanthose authorized under the State Department of Education guidelines coveringexcused and unexcused absences.
Graduation/Commencement Participation Requirements haveChanged!
22.01Graduation Requirements.
Students are required to earn twenty five (25) creditsin order to graduate. Specific graduation requirements for students in KanawhaCounty Schools are outlined in the Senior Course Description Handbook that ispublished annually for students and parents. All graduation requirements will be inaccordance with West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2510.In the past it has been Kanawha County Schools policy to permit students who werewithin one credit or less of meeting graduation requirements to participate in the annualgraduation/commencement activities hosted by the school.Beginning with the 2009 - 2010 school year, participation in the annualgraduation/commencement activities will include
only those students who haveaccumulated the 25 credits in the requisite areas specified by the Kanawha CountyBoard of Education.
All students are encouraged to ensure that they meet graduation requirements as soon aspossible through meeting with their respective counselors. We do not wish to findourselves in the unenviable position of having to tell a student and their parent orguardian that they will not be permitted to participate in the annualgraduation/commencement activities of Capital High School, after all appropriatepreparations and arrangements had been made by the student.
A Message to Our Commencement Audience
(Graduation/Commencement May 21, 2012 - 7:30 PM
 – 
Charleston Civic Center Coliseum)
The graduation/commencement ceremony is considered a rite of passage whereina generation of young people is publicly certified to be eligible to move on to take theirrightful place in society as adults. At Capital High School, we take great pride in thiscertification ceremony. We are so serious about the graduation/commencementceremony that our faculty and staff precede the graduates as they march into the arena.They then are seated along-side the senior class giving visible endorsement to theircertification. Certainly, graduation/commencement is an excitement-filled occasion forgraduates and their families
 – 
and well, it should be. Graduation/commencement is themost important culminating event in the public school career of the student. It is a
 
significant milestone that has been achieved by the student as each approaches the stageto receive his or her diploma.Graduation/commencement should be a stately, dignified, regal event that issteeped in splendor, pomp, and circumstance. It should be an occasion that has theair/atmosphere of a coronation wherein one is about to be crowned or one is ascending tosit on a throne!
An air horn, confetti, placards and signs have no place at agraduation/commencement ceremony! Likewise, excessively loud, boisterous yellingand cheering has no place at the graduation/commencement ceremony either!
 We ask that as you attend this ceremony that you imagine that it is being held inyour Mosque, Synagogue, Temple, Church or Cathedral and not the Charleston CivicCenter Coliseum. We are confident that if you conduct yourself accordingly then, andonly then, will we all be able to enjoy the occasion to the fullest!The Capital High School Administration, Faculty, Staff and Student Body
Capital High School
Class of 2012 Baccalaureate9:25 AM CHS Gym May 9, 20121:00 PM
 – 
CHS Performing Arts Center May 13, 2012
Once again we will host the Capital High School Baccalaureate ceremony for thegraduating senior class of 2012 here at our school. When our school first openedBaccalaureate was held at the school. For several years we had hosted the event atvarious locations throughout Charleston. We have returned to the tradition that weestablished 23 years ago.All members of the senior class wishing to participate in our graduation/commencementexercise to be held on Monday evening May 21, 2012, beginning at 7:30 PM in theCharleston Civic Center Coliseum are required to attend and participate in Baccalaureate.Traditionally, Baccalaureate is an ecumenical event with no particular religious referenceor emphasis. It is a culminating event situated prior to graduation/commencement thataffords a graduating senior class the opportunity to commune together one final time andshare, briefly, with the audience of family and friends an overview of important lifelessons they have learned.The school time ceremony for the entire student body will be held at 9:25 AM on themorning of May 9, 2012.On Sunday, May 13, 2012 (Mother
’s Day) beginning at 1:00 PM we
will host theceremony in our Performing Arts Center specifically for the family and friends of thegraduates.The theme for this year's ceremony selected by members of the senior class shall includemusic titles by the world renowned rock group, The Beatles.A listing of the speakers and the songs featured in their respective speeches is listedbelow.Leeanne Mobayed -
“Let It Be”
 Elaine Barry -
“Hello, Goodbye”
 Alexis James
 – 
Joyce -
“Things We Said Today”
 

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